Dark Escape, Temperament.
I’ll call her Evie. That’s not her real name, but her real name was just as pretty. It’s best to honor her privacy, as a professional and as a fellow human being. After all, this is her story, not mine.
Evie was 14 when I met her. Six months earlier, she was involuntarily placed in an emergency mental health hospital (called a “5150” in California) for her “psychosis.” She was given chemicals almost immediately and, after the legally required 72-hour hold, she was declared medically fit to go back home.
About two months later another “5150” occurred. This time, they gave her a new batch of chemicals (see Evie’s Chemical Cocktail above) and upon release 72 hours later, she was placed, without her consent, in a residential mental health facility for teenagers. About four months later, I was brought in by the same agency as a consultant. I was there…
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